Discussions should be placed in the most relevant category, e.g. discussing Fallout 3 companions should be place in the Fallout 3 category, roleplays in the roleplay category, etc.
Any discussion of site rules, policies, public notices by staff, etc. should be placed in the rules/notices category. Off-topic discussions are allowed in the general topic category. Discussion is not limited to the Fallout series, and users should not demand a change in subject matter on a particular thread as this may constitute disruption.
Where the number of off-topic discussions is limiting the ability of users to discuss other topics, moderators at their discretion may ask for discussion of a specific topic to be limited to a single thread.
GROUNDS FOR DELETION AND BLOCKING
It may be necessary for Moderators to lock topics or remove replies within a particular topic when they fail to meet our guidelines. Moderators locking topics or removing replies should always leave a reply in the topic explaining their actions. Replies to a topic that are not related to the topic, when they become so prevalent that they detract from the original topic, ie "hijacking", may result in the thread being split. Any further discussion of the split discussion will be removed.
Posts which do not follow the following rules are likely to be deleted, and may result in you being warned on your talk page or blocked from posting:
Users who are clearly disruptive to the chat or who fail to behave appropriately towards other contributors may be blocked. The possible reasons for blocking include (but are not limited to):
1. Personal attacks, harassment, sexual harassment insults, bullying, or abusive language towards another user
2. Racial bigotry, sexually degrading language.
3. Violation of personal privacy. This includes revealing personal information about users (e.g. real name, location, age, gender, etc) and violating confidentiality on particular issues (such as issues asked to be kept confidential by other users or administrators). This includes linking to external sources, such as websites (e.g. Facebook or MySpace) that violate personal privacy, unless prior consent from the user whose privacy might be violated is given.
4. Trolling or general irritation or disruption of other users. This often includes, but is not limited to; excessive usage of capital letters, punctuation marks, deliberate distortions of the English language (such as "1337" or "Dolan" speak), excessive usage of languages other than English and excessive pinging. Making arrangements to troll or otherwise disrupt another chat room or service is not permitted in our chatroom. This does not prevent you from joining another chatroom, linking another chatroom, or encouraging others to visit if the topic of conversation is likely to be of interest.
5. Being a dick. As a guideline, don't go out of your way to irritate others. (And especially do not try to test the admin's and/or chat moderator's patience and/or limits.) Vicious abuse is grounds for sanctions.
6. Whining. Users who ask for something from another chat user and are refused it should not stoop to complaining. It is acceptable to be persistent, but in a mature manner.
8. Repeative posts and/or Spamming. Don't say the same thing six times because no one is responding to you. Don't keep yammering on about a subject nobody cares about. Advertising, hi/bye posts, meaningless and/or random posts may also be considered spam.
9. When discussing real world events or politics remember that your fellow chatters may hold strong views in these areas that may differ from your own.
Where a particular subject appears to be causing distress, offense, or is otherwise disrupting the ability for others to enjoy chat, a moderator at their discretion may close the thread or request discussion is moved into private chat. Any user can ask a moderator to consider applying this rule, but it should not be used as a "shield" for a user who has picked a fight and wishes to escape the consequences.
Moderators should avoid closing discussions outside of a publicly made request when they are involved in the discussion (unless they are the only active mod).
In the event of mods disagreeing to end a discussion, the decision to end takes precedence unless there are more active mods who disagree with the decision than agree.
Any questions relating to the rules can be asked by making a topic in the rules/notices section of the discussions board, via admin/moderator talk pages (or your own if you are blocked), emailing us at email@example.com or on Discord. Please note that we will not discuss bans on Discord or discussions itself.
Multiple accounts are not permitted.
Bans apply to the user not to the account, therefore use of multiple accounts to evade a ban is not permitted. This will result in alternate accounts (sockpuppets) being banned for an indefinite period, and will result in a block of your IP address from the service. Any posts left by the alternate account during your ban period will be subject to removal.
Multiple accounts should not be used to impersonate another user.
Ban lengths are purely at the discretion of the moderator placing the ban. This means they are free to ignore the following guidelines if they believe there is grounds to do so. This could relate to the content, ignoring a warning, obvious bad faith, etc.
In general however, the recommended ban scale, should it be felt a ban is required is:
First offence: 3 days
Second offence: 7 days
Third offence: 1 month
Fourth, and subsequent offences: Lifetime ban (Note, there is the possibility to request a review after 12 months).
Administrators are reminded that they have the freedom to deal with situations with a less firm hand if required... If someone intends a bit of good humor, realizes their mistake, and apologizes, there may be no need for a ban if the moderator feels the apology is genuine and the lesson has been learned.
When you post a discussion or reply, you are expected to have prior knowledge of all these rules. Ignorance of these rules is not an excuse as they cover common courtesy to others.
If you feel a ban has been placed in error, or out of line with these rules, please contact one of the Wikis bureaucrats, who will be able to set up an inquiry into these rights.
You can contact the Wiki's admin team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to leave your forum user name and details when contacting us via email.
Typically global user rights will be appointed by Nukapedia's staff, however wiki staff can nominate their own users to moderate their boards.
CONTACTING A MODERATOR
If a topic or response breaks the rules of our wiki, report the post in question and do not engage on the subject, this only generates more work for the moderators.
Additonally they can often be found in Discord if one is needed immediately: